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Forum: Equipment 02-20-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,737
Posted By PuraVida
Have any of the people who said they were going...

Have any of the people who said they were going to try adjusting the strap had any success with getting the buckle off your throat?
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 85,915
Posted By PuraVida
Speedz, can you elaborate a bit on this...

Speedz, can you elaborate a bit on this adjustment and how you fixed it? I've tried on several Schuberth helmets, and love them except for this problem. I've talked to a local rep and even emailed...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By PuraVida
I used Chloroquine north of the Panama Canal and...

I used Chloroquine north of the Panama Canal and Mefloquine south of it, switching about a week before crossing over. I don't remember prices but in Canada in 2003 the Mefloquine was much more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By PuraVida
Yes it can be converted to display metric, but I...

Yes it can be converted to display metric, but I believe it has to be done at the dealership. It's all or nothing too as I recall; all units (distance, fuel, temp, etc) are either metric or imperial.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,407
Posted By PuraVida
Welcome rotorOrange, I've got the 650 and...

Welcome rotorOrange,

I've got the 650 and I'll weigh in with my thoughts below, but first I'm going to suggest a third option: Get yourself a used bike and spend your first year riding on it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2008, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By PuraVida
Yeah, I found neutral a little fussy when I first...

Yeah, I found neutral a little fussy when I first started riding the 650, but you get a feel for it soon enough.

Oddly, neutral seems a little too easy to find going from 2nd to 1st. This gets...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By PuraVida
The first few thousand kms on the seat aren't...

The first few thousand kms on the seat aren't great, but it breaks in well after that. Once it does, your biggest gripe about the seat is likely to be its shape and angle which is forever sliding...
Forum: Australia 11-05-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By PuraVida
Here's my reaction to the first few days I...

Here's my reaction to the first few days I started that kind of mileage on the 650 twin.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7258226&postcount=177

I've had the bike for 7 months now,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,450
Posted By PuraVida
I've had the 650GS since spring, and like it a...

I've had the 650GS since spring, and like it a lot. It's been on plenty of local trips, through Oregon twice and down to California once. It's comfortable, handles beautifully and has decent power...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By PuraVida
Hi Beil, I plug the Kanetsu into the same...

Hi Beil,

I plug the Kanetsu into the same aux on my 650GS and love it. It works well under both leathers and textile, and the inflate/deflate thingy really does make a difference in keeping out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,952
Posted By PuraVida
I couldn't find any clearance specs either on my...

I couldn't find any clearance specs either on my F650 when it arrived, so I measured:

Unsprung: 24cm (9.4")
Settled under its own weight and panniers: 19.5 cm (7.7")

The 800's seat is 6cm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Hi Michelle, I've had the BMW Vario...

Hi Michelle,

I've had the BMW Vario sidecases for a few months now and overall I'm very happy with them. They're well-designed and solid (as I discovered in a recent low-speed getoff). They...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-12-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,977
Posted By PuraVida
A couple Advil before your ride, and one or two...

A couple Advil before your ride, and one or two during.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
No, no problems at all. And I surely burned up...

No, no problems at all. And I surely burned up any prime I had sitting in denial at the side of the road with the starter turning over and over "but I can't possibly be out of gas..."
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Fuel warning and OBC fuel range calculation

So after warning here that it's not a good idea to run the 650's tank dry, I went and did it! It was entirely accidental. The fuel light came on about 10km (6 miles) earlier, and when it ran dry...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,201
Posted By PuraVida
This is very likely true, but we don't have the...

This is very likely true, but we don't have the 800 here yet, so I can't say for sure.



Stumped again :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,201
Posted By PuraVida
Hi Jim, hang in there, you're almost there. ...

Hi Jim, hang in there, you're almost there.

The OBC adds some handy doodads:
- Front and rear tire pressure monitoring
- Outside temperature
- Avg speed
- Fuel consumption stats (avg,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Yes, and you're right that makes a big...

Yes, and you're right that makes a big difference. You can really grab a handful with the lever way out. Lately I've set it back in a bit so I can play with feathering the brake in the corners -...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Yes, using the rear brake is a must now for...

Yes, using the rear brake is a must now for medium to heavy braking. The rear ABS kicked in as I'd expect under that kind of load transfer. Road conditions were ideal and with the heavy transfer to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Congrats on the new bike! The...

Congrats on the new bike!



The difference is quite noticeable, isn't it? Yesterday, a car pulled out in front of me from being parked at the curb a few yards ahead. With another car on my...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By PuraVida
Yeah, ditto. If I leave out the pads it's not so...

Yeah, ditto. If I leave out the pads it's not so much of a problem. But I bought the pads for the protection, so I want to use them.

Has the "ride-up" or tightness situation improved any as the...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By PuraVida
Aerostich Darien pants sizing help

I've received the Darien pants I ordered, but they don't fit well. If anyone has experience with the same pants, I welcome your feedback.

After talking with two Aerostich agents and providing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
It was spread over three days, with almost half...

It was spread over three days, with almost half of it on the first day. We crossed the Washington Cascades twice after finding our planed passes and routes at Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Good advice, thanks! I'll look at doing exactly...

Good advice, thanks! I'll look at doing exactly this over the summer.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Yes, the bike was the belle of the ball. I...

Yes, the bike was the belle of the ball. I should have got BMW to throw me some schwag for all the info sessions I was giving. :wink:

I'll be riding down to Laguna in a few weeks if you or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
I put 2,300 km (~1,400 miles) on the bike this...

I put 2,300 km (~1,400 miles) on the bike this weekend riding through Washington and Oregon to the BMW John Day rally. Terrain was highway, farm roads and offroad. Plenty of mountain twisties in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
The bike went in for its 1000km checkup...

The bike went in for its 1000km checkup yesterday. $228 - not too bad. I had them look at the front brake which squeaks a lot and tighten up the throttle. The fuel level sensor started acting up a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Great info, thanks!

Great info, thanks!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Blackie, I'm a about to put in an accessory...

Blackie,

I'm a about to put in an accessory order. What are your thoughts on the Vario side cases so far? Have you had them out in the rain yet? Would they survive a low-speed drop? And your...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
I'm assuming that's short for Touratech.

I'm assuming that's short for Touratech.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Blackie, did you order the screen extension or...

Blackie, did you order the screen extension or the full replacement with the wider, rounder shape? Did you order from TT Canada?

I've noticed that even ducking under the slipstream still causes a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
I did about 200km on the new 650 this weekend,...

I did about 200km on the new 650 this weekend, and no doubt about it, the first add-on to the bike is definitely going to be the larger windscreen. The air thrown up over the stock screen hits me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Thanks. I should have mentioned those were...

Thanks. I should have mentioned those were deliberate lock-ups to play with the ABS. It hasn't yet activated on regular braking.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 98,115
Posted By PuraVida
Hi all, new inmate here. After 16 years of...

Hi all, new inmate here.

After 16 years of riding sportbikes, I've decided to slow it down and change it up. So after two months of waiting I finaly picked up my new F650 GS last Friday. Here are...
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